AdministratorJuly 1, 2010 at 2:14 pm988
Even though I have only been to UK once, does see they are very popular there. I have really been pushing the tug work here, not just for the restless spirit, but also because almost everything you need to teach the dog about control and controling impulses can be done through the tug. and, the drivier the dog is for it the better.
It is true what you say that there are more trainers preaching not to tug than ones that do, but that is only because they dont completely understand the concept or understand it and realize that if it is done wrong it can cause more harm than good. As we know, done correctly, it is practically essential for good rehab work.
Wish you were here… lots going on! Look for some interesting stuff coming up.